Clowning around at book awards

THERE was a Circus theme for Primary five pupils from Andover who visited an event in Glasgow last week organised by the Scottish Book Trust. The event gave the children to see the work and meet some of the country's most well-respected children's authors.
THERE was a Circus theme for Primary five pupils from Andover who visited an event in Glasgow last week organised by the Scottish Book Trust. The event gave the children to see the work and meet some of the country's most well-respected children's authors.

Children from Andover School’s primary five class were lucky enough to attend the Scottish Book Trust’s Royal Mail Book Awards ceremony in the Tramway Theatre, Glasgow last Tuesday.

The event had a circus theme so everyone was dressed accordingly and they were treated to a show with acrobats, jugglers, a stilt walker and even a fire eater!

A spokesperson from the school said: “The children were delighted to meet the writers and illustrators responsible for the fantastic short-listed books and hear other children talking about what they enjoyed about the different stories.

“They also found out the winners first hand, which made them feel very special.

“The children had a fun-packed day, also fitting in a visit to the People’s Palace Museum in the morning.

“They came back tired but looking forward to reading books by the authors they had heard about and met.”